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Bochum Tiergarten und Fossilium

Address Klinikstra├če 4944791
How to Find it:
Open: Take bus 354 from the Central Station (or tram 308/318 to the nearby Planetarium)
Prices: March: 9-16, April-Sept. 9-19, October 9-18, Nov.-Feb. 9-16.30
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Jan 2008

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Visitor Reviews

This review submitted by Niels Johs Legarth Iversen: November 2000
Take bus 354 from the Central Station (or tram 308/318 to the nearby Planetarium) to see one of the smallest zoos around, with an area of only 2 ha. In fact it is so small that nobody has bothered to fabricate a map of the zoo, or to write a zoo guide. The lack of space means that there are few big animals. You find one brown bear, two ponys (for rides), a couple of sea lions and some leopards and lynx. But the majority of the 344 species are small, and the birds weigh heavily in the count. The most important part of the zoo is the combined aquarium/terrarium and fossilium. This last thing consists of a lot of slabs from Solnhofen and other major German paleontological sites, containing fossils from the Jurassic period 150 mio. years ago and collected by a man named Helmuth Lerch. It may sound boring, but the exhibits are so well preserved and well presented that I guess that the majority of visitors here would want to check them out even though paleontology may not be their normal prime interest. Afterwards you can look at the living animals and plants in the building. The single largest exhibit is a shark bassin with 170.000 litres of water, but they have got much more in there. The building is quite new and everything looks nice and trimmed

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